Xiaomi has been receiving a wave of complaints in the last few months due to the problems caused by recent MIUI problems. Many users aren’t really satisfied with the performance of the custom Android skin recently and have been issuing complaints. Now, Xiaomi seems to be finally moving forward to make MIUI great again. The company has recently announced a new initiative that aims to offer a bunch of improvements for the custom smartphone informants.
The new initiative carries MIUI Pioneer Team, it will comprise members of the user community, as well as senior team members who will oversee various aspects of the Team. The initiative here aims to gather user feedback at a deeper level by having members of the Xiaomi community talk more closely to company engineers and executives. The project comes to help the company fix software bugs that are compromising the experience of end-users.
Xiaomi’s custom ROM currently has one version for China and another one for global markets. There are some variants labeled as “Indian” or “EEA”. However, these ROM still belong to the global branch as a whole. In recent years, MIUI has become one of the most feature-rich custom Android ROMs out there. However, in recent years it has been suffering from inconsistency across various smartphones, and it also resources hungry.
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One of the downsides is that Xiaomi clearly prioritizes China in MIUI development. Well, the country is the company’s homeland, but there are thousands and thousands of global users out there. The company tends to release updates for China several months ahead of their global releases. Unfortunately, the MIUI Pioneer Team will not be an exception. Considering the company’s track record, the initiative will likely focus in China first. However, we expect it to be expanded to other markets soon. The company may start the initiative across other markets in a gradual form.
The Pioneer Team will allow the company to get direct user feedback about very specific, micro-level bugs. Such bugs may have otherwise ended up being overlooked or taken too long to be resolved. The company will then fix these bugs and make the ROM more stable for all users. This is just the beginning, but it’s a promising start.
At this point, Xiaomi is rolling out MIUI 12.5 for global smartphones. The incremental update is reaching devices while MIUI 13 is being developed under the wraps. We expect the new version to come later this year, surely Xiaomi will benefit of the Pioneer Team to make MIUI 13 a new milestone for the company. The fruits of this project converging into a new MIUI version certainly is a good way to fix the phantom of buggy MIUI updates.